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question about upright strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by big_Claypool_fa, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. yes i tried the search function with no results

    but i have a question about upright bass strings

    i'm currently making my own Whamola and i need to know how long a 4/4 string is

    please help me

  2. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    Just measured a couple of Spirocores, they're 170cm.
  3. Fill out your PROFILE......What the hell is a Whamola???
  4. thanks for the info!!!

    the Whamola is a 1-string instrument
    ItÂ’s a weird washtub bass-type instrument with a single D string on a stick, a pickup, a peg on the bottom like an upright bass, and a big handle that you pull to change pitch.

  5. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    haha... you should throw a washtub at the bottom while your at it ;). Paul's signature should really say "fill out your profile" by now, so he doesn't have to waste energy proclaiming it to neophytes. :D
  6. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    Perhaps he's struggling to find a whamoligist that emphasizes the jazz discipline?

    While it will ultimately make you a better player, all to often, emphasis on the classical can compromise short-term results.
  7. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    Sweet, dudes.
  8. I hereby name Jason as one of my boys......
    The first person to be able to spell Simandl correctly in the last few threads i've visited where people attempted to spell Simandl......Jeeze! :hyper: